JSC Vakaru Laivu Statykla Finishes Ferry Hull

Monday, January 09, 2006
JSC Vakaru Laivu Statykla, of Western Shipyard, finished the building of passenger and car ferry hull. The hull of 106 m of length and 17,2 m of width was launched on January 6. The value of works ordered by the Norwegian company Fiskerstrand Verft AS is 3,5 million Euros. About 200 workers participated in the works of this project that lasted almost seven months, 1350 tonnes of steel was used. There will be 389 places for passengers and 118 for cars in the ferry. According to the Director General of Western Shipyard Arnoldas Sileika, with this project the company finished one of the development stages of shipbuilding business. "After acquiring the particularities of ship hull building we will continue moving into ferry building market of finished ferries for transportation of cars and passengers together with our partners, the Norwegian shipbuilding yard Fiskerstrand Verft AS", said A. Sileika. Controlling interest of Western Shipyard comprising of 19 companies belongs to the Estonian concern BLRT Grupp.

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